Or: How to Make Your First Vacation with a Boyfriend a Success
Going on your first vacation with a boyfriend can be exciting and nerve-racking. Going on vacation with a boyfriend differs from going with your family or a group of female friends as it can make or break your relationship. If you don’t live together yet, you will see a new side of each other being together all day every day. This article outlines 4 do’s and don’ts of making your first vacation with your boyfriend a success.
Do: Suggest Expedia Coupons To Keep Your Budget Intact
Sometimes men can have a lot of pride when it comes to money, so approach this one with tact. Suggesting that you use promo codes for tours, hostels, car rentals and all the other travel expenses will keep your budget nice and flexible. Here’s one tip: suggest that coupons are free, and it’s suckers that pay full price for the same services. You’re not being cheap, you’re being smart. Here’s one quick website with every Expedia coupon you’ll need: You may also want to check out offers, as they can be just as good or even better sometimes than Expedia’s.
Do: Bring your own money
Expecting your boyfriend to pay for everything on a vacation together is the best way to ruin a good vacation. It’s important to offer to pay for your half of the hotel room, food, and any other miscellaneous expenses. Even if the trip was his idea and he wants to pay for everything, bring your own money so that you can pick up the little things like snacks, coffee, and tips for meals.
It’s good to have a list of things you can do and see wherever you’re travelling to, but don’t try to plan out every minute of every day. Sometimes you’ll just want to wander around and see where that leads you. When you do want to go somewhere specific, you’ll have your list. Attempting to fill every minute of the day from the second you wake up to when you go to bed is a good way to put a damper on a fun vacation.
Do: Find attractions you’ll both enjoy
Before you even leave for your vacation with your boyfriend, it’s important to look at what the city you’ll be visiting has to offer and what you are both excited about seeing. Those are the things you’ll definitely want to check out. Since you and your boyfriend don’t have the exact same taste and personality, you’ll probably want to see a couple of different things and this is where compromise comes in. You can’t only focus on one person’s interests on a vacation. Make sure you work in things for both of you as well as personal interests.
Don’t: Be high maintenance
Of course you want to look good while you’re on a vacation, but avoid packing four suitcases full of outfits, shoes, and makeup. Pack only what you really want to wear. You do not need a different outfit for every single meal, every mood, and every change in weather. Bring items that you can mix and match. Bring a few pieces of jewelry that you can add to make outfits appear different as well. Don’t bring your entire makeup collection and spend an hour in the bathroom every morning and evening doing your makeup. Bring the essentials that you love and can work with in different situations.
Don’t pressure yourself to make your first vacation together perfect. Things won’t go perfectly. There will be ups and downs, but you can make your first vacation together one to remember.